Etymology: Robinia: named for Jean Robin (1550-1629) of Paris, gardener to Henri IV and Louis XIII, who first cultivated the locust tree in Europe in the 16th century after receiving plants from Canada
Plants: perennial shrub
Conservation Status: Introduced - persisting and spreading
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